centrotherm photovoltaics AG

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  ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro
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18.06.2012

Changes to the Management Board of centrotherm photovoltaics AG
- Jan von Schuckmann to be Chief Restructuring Officer
- Hans Autenrieth steps down from Management Board

Blaubeuren, June 18, 2012 - The Supervisory Board of centrotherm photovoltaics
AG has appointed Jan von Schuckmann as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) with
effect as of June 18, 2012. In his Management Board role, he will be responsible
for the further implementation of the ct focus restructuring program, and will
oversee the current discussions with banks about the future financing of the
centrotherm Group.

Hans Autenrieth, company founder and Management Board member of many years'
standing, has decided as part of this restructuring to relinquish his Management
Board mandate also with effect as of June 18, 2012. Hans Autenrieth will
continue to be available to the company in a consultative function with his
extensive experience and contacts.

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Supplementary information to the ad hoc announcement:
Jan von Schuckmann studied economics and draws on more than 15 years of
restructuring experience. He has held positions at Herlitz AG between 2002 and
2011, most recently as CEO with responsibility for this listed group's strategic
reorientation.

Hans Autenrieth intends to make himself available for this year's Supervisory
Board elections.

"With Jan von Schuckmann, we have gained an expert for our management team who
commands extensive experience from a restructuring process," commented Robert M.
Hartung, CEO of centrotherm photovoltaics AG. "I would like to thank my
Management Board colleague and co-founder Hans Autenrieth for his great
commitment, and for the creation and establishment of centrotherm. It gives me
great pleasure that he intends to continue to make his expertise available to us
in the Supervisory Board."

About centrotherm photovoltaics AG
centrotherm photovoltaics AG, which is based at Blaubeuren, Germany, is a
globally leading technology and equipment provider for the photovoltaics sector.
The company equips well-known solar companies and new sector entrants with
turnkey production lines and single equipment to manufacture silicon, and
crystalline solar cells and modules. As a consequence, the Group possesses a
broad and well-founded technological basis, as well as key equipment at
practically all steps of the photovoltaics value chain. centrotherm
photovoltaics guarantees its customers important performance parameters such as
production capacity, efficiencies, and completion deadlines. The Group employed
around 1,900 staff as of the December 31, 2011 reporting date, and operates
globally in Europe, Asia and the USA. centrotherm photovoltaics achieved revenue
in the 2011 financial year of around EUR 700 million. The company is listed in
the Prime Standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


Further inquiry note:
Saskia Feil
Tel: +49 (0) 7344 918-8890
saskia.feil@centrotherm.de

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issuer:      centrotherm photovoltaics AG
             Johannes-Schmid-Str. 8
             D-89143 Blaubeuren
phone:       +49 (0) 7344 91880
mail:     info@centrotherm.de
WWW:      http://www.centrotherm.de
sector:      Energy
ISIN:        DE000A0JMMN2
indexes:     Prime All Share, GEX, ÖkoDAX
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, ADR:
             Borsa Italiana (Mailand), regulated dealing/prime standard:
             Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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